A classic travel-writing piece originally published in the 1980s. This is a record of Michael Asher's journey through Chad and the Sudan by camel, in an attempt to trace the Forty Days Road, an ancient trade route.
A Desert Dies chronicles Michael Asher's life with desert communities in the Sahara over three drought-filled years. While Michael came to appreciate the allure of a nomadic life in isolation he also saw how the perennial failure of rains devastated the way of life of even the hardiest of residents. Topics: cando media, Africa